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State of Massachusetts Director, Criminal Investigations Bureau in Boston, Massachusetts

*Agency Overview: *The Department of Revenue's core mission is to collect the revenues required to support the business of the Commonwealth, to make a difference in the lives of children by enforcing the financial responsibilities of parenthood, and to assist Massachusetts cities and towns in sound and efficient fiscal management.

*Vision Statement: *Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused, and transparent.

*Criminal Investigations Bureau Mission: *The Criminal Investigations Bureau is responsible for evaluating and investigating cases involving suspected significant criminal violations of state tax laws and related crimes. When warranted, the bureau refers completed investigations to the Attorney General’s office or a District Attorney’s office for prosecution and works closely with prosecutors to facilitate indictment and successful prosecution.

*Position Summary: *The Director of the Criminal Investigations Bureau directs the operation of the Criminal Investigations Bureau within the Department of Revenue; the successful candidate must be a licensed attorney and member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar. The Criminal Investigations Bureau investigates alleged criminal tax violations by individuals and business taxpayers. Investigators work on cases concerning individuals and corporate entities that are suspected of tax evasion, filing false tax returns or knowingly failing to file tax returns and/or failing to remit tax payments in the areas of income, sales, meals, withholding and excise taxes. If criminal activity can be established, these cases are referred to the Attorney General’s Office and/or county District Attorneys’ Offices for criminal prosecution.

The Director develops bureau policies, procedures and objectives that are consistent with the mission of the Department of Revenue to administer the Commonwealth’s tax laws honestly, fairly, and firmly. This legal management position oversees effective bureau operations through proper planning and cost-effective allocation of human and budgetary resources. The position makes certain that cases under consideration for criminal prosecution are meticulously researched, analyzed and there is legally sufficient evidentiary proof of the alleged crime(s). The Director must also uphold and enforce the Taxpayer Bill of Rights to ensure that the customer’s rights are protected throughout each investigation.

The Director serves as the Co-Chair of the Illegal Tobacco Task Force. By statute, the Co-Chair is appointed by the Commissioner of Revenue. The Task Force consists of six member agencies: the Massachusetts State Police, Attorney General’s Office, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Treasurer, Department of Public Health and DOR. The member agencies work together to combat the illegal tobacco trade in the Commonwealth and, in so doing, to reduce the loss of tax revenues to the Commonwealth due to sales of untaxed tobacco products. The Co-Chair directs investigations conducted by the Task Force, outlines priorities for the Task Force, and sets the agenda for the Task Force’s regular public meetings. In addition to managing the Task Force’s annual budget, the Co-Chair takes an active, leading role in drafting the Task Force’s Annual Report to the Legislature and may be called to testify at legislative committee hearings where necessary. The Co-Chair also represents the Commonwealth at regional and national conferences on topics involving tobacco tax enforcement.

The Director controls all personnel administration for the Criminal Investigations Bureau. The incumbent oversees all staff hiring, training, performance evaluation, disciplinary action, employee grievances, field investigations and work assignments for employees. The position provides staff with the leadership, support, and resources to work at full performance levels. It necessitates motivating staff to succeed, implementing effective work processes and promoting a work environment that fosters excellence.

/Note: The candidate recommended for this position will be subject to an extended background check by the Department of Revenue and by the Executive Office of the Governor./


Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical) and must possess current license and/or registration requirements established for the performance of the position, of which (B) at least one (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Accounting and Finance

Organization: *Department of Revenue

Title: Director, Criminal Investigations Bureau

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Requisition ID: 210002CY